Shelley Walden serves as the International Program Officer for GAP, where she monitors whistleblower protections at numerous Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO), including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations Secretariat and UN Funds and Programs. Shelley investigates whistleblower disclosures and retaliation claims, evaluates IGO whistleblower policies and internal justice systems, publicizes IGO accountability issues and advocates for reforms to ensure that IGO whistleblowers are protected and that their disclosures are addressed, among other duties.
Shelley started at GAP in 2004 as the development associate. She has co-authored reports about racial discrimination at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, the Foundation for the Future and its connection to the World Bank and Bush administration officials, the United Nations Office of Staff Legal Assistance, and the World Bank's Peer Review Services. She has written extensively on the strengthening of United Nations whistleblower protection policies and its internal justice system and was published in the book "A Global Agenda: Issues Before the United Nations 2009-2010." She has spoken about IGO whistleblower protections at labor events organized by the Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations and the World Food Programme Staff Association. She has been quoted in Reuters, the Daily Nation and Anti War Radio.
Prior to joining GAP, Shelley worked as a freelance reporter for The Chapel Hill Herald and interned in Bolivia with Save the Children (in collaboration with the Foundation for Sustainable Development), where she initiated a housekeepers' rights campaign. She was the 2004 SERVAS essay winner and delegate to the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Conference. Shelley graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and International Studies. She studied abroad in Spain and Ecuador, and has traveled to 25 countries.
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